Going soft on thinking hard: the global power struggle

The United States and European Union are allied, yet locked in an uneasy power play for the last century. While the US has traditionally employed a strong focus on military to reach its goals, Europe has conventionally used a softer approach. But with a shaken political climate post-Trump inauguration and pre-Brexit, a combined tactic may…

The under-slumdog: India’s power quest

The ultimate Asian-power shakeup could be on the horizon if India can sustain its current economic path. However, this could be more difficult than expected. Samantha Dixon As the dawn sun rises over the slums of Dharavi, a seething slum in the heart of Mumbai, the noiseless maze of lanes that crawl through the carelessly…

Terrorists and Tourist Traps

In Brussels, as the Christmas lights twinkle among the sunset of the Christmas markets, the dust settles on the major terrorist attacks of the past eighteen months. Over a year since the Paris attacks, and six months since the Nice attacks, the aftershocks continue to run through the European tourism industry. Owner of several small…

The Meme-ing of Life: The Reform Copyright War

Outdated laws in some member states could make you a criminal for sharing photos of the Eiffel Tower at night, a delinquent for posting a meme, and a teacher an outlaw for screening educational films for students. Under new EU legislation promising “wider online access to works by users across the EU” copyright law will…